New Vacancies for the Position of Project Coordinator on a Project for Persons with Albinism

Job title: Project Coordinator for the Lobby and Advocacy for Persons with Albinism Project

Reporting to: National Coordinator, CHSZ

Location: LUSAKA

Cheshire Homes Society of Zambia (CHSZ) is a non-profit organisation, which was registered with the Registrar of Societies in 1973. CHSZ is a strategic partner Organisation of Liliane Foundation and a member of Global Alliance of Leonard Cheshire with the main aim of improving the quality of life of persons with disabilities by campaigning for the removal of all forms of barriers that hinder them from achieving their fullest potential. The mission is to enable persons with disabilities to improve their quality of life and campaign for the removal of the barriers which hinder them with the mission to have a society in which every person with a disability can enjoy their rights and has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. CHSZ values are driven by our core values to serve the Children and Person with Disabilities. The organization believes in: Stewardship, transparency, and accountability; Respect for human and disability rights; Impartiality; and Effective partnerships and collaboration.

Funded by the Dutch Post Lottery Code, Liliane Foundation, represented by its strategic partner CHSZ, and Africa Albinism Network and 5-6 other local implementing partners will start with the implementation of a program called Out of the Shadows for good: an end to the murder, mutilation and exclusion of children and adults with albinism in Zambia.

The program is composed of Liliane Foundation (lead partner international level/ donor), Africa Albinism Network and Cheshire Homes Society of Zambia (CHSZ) as Country lead in Zambia.

CHSZ will play a leading in project implementation in Zambia. The programme will be simultaneously implemented in the four provinces of Zambia that is Eastern, Muchinga, Northern and Luapula Provinces respectively.

The Lobby and Advocacy, Learning, and sharing of innovations in protecting the plight of persons with Albinism will be an important aspect of the program. Strengthening of Organisation of persons with Albinism and other Civil society organizations and social movements will be an important methodology to reach the objectives.

CHSZ, as a lead partner will assure the implementation of this project in Zambia. CHSZ will therefore hire a skilled Project Coordinator. The present vacancy of a project Coordinator is to manage on behalf of CHSZ the project on capacity building, lobby and advocacy initiatives for the rights of persons with Albinism in the Zambia.

  1. Job Purpose:

To lead the implementation and successful delivery of CHSZ’s interventions on the Advocacy and advocacy project in Zambia over 4 years in line with the donor (Dutch Post Lottery Code), Liliane Foundation, Africa Albinism Network, and CHSZ guidelines. The primary objective is to improve the quality of life of all children and adults with albinism in Zambia in the project area through access to health care, education, and safety.

  1. Key Responsibilities:
  • Lead CHSZ’s implementation and successful delivery of the Advocacy project in Zambia to meet deliverables, time frame, and budget in compliance with guidelines, CHSZ and Liliane Foundation procedures and government regulations
  • Provide programmatic leadership to the CHSZ-project team to support quality program delivery.
  • Monitor quality assurance processes and systems to ensure the highest quality of the project implementation, risk management and donor reporting
  • Contribute to the consortium in the development and annual adaptation of the Theory of Change, work plans, M&E plans, lobby & advocacy plans, and selection of partner CSOs, OPWAs.
  • Build and support the partnership between implementing partners, CHSZ, OPWA and CSOs to strengthen project delivery and promote exchange and mutual learning
  • to ensure staff, partners, and youth representatives PWDs are engaged in the development, planning, implementation, review and learning processes.
  • Develop realistic budgets, ensuring compliance with donor requirements and that resources (staff, and funding) are allocated appropriately and achieve value for money, including full participation in the annual budget process.
  • Ensure effective grant management and expenditure within agreed budgets.
  • Ensure CHSZ’s financial and procurement requirements are adhered to by the project team and partners.
  • Supervise and support the design and delivery of appropriate M&E mechanisms -in line with the project Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning plans -to measure, document and disseminate progress, good practices, and impact in this project.
  • Ensuring that the communication around the project is effective and efficient, in collaboration with the Government line Ministries.


  •  With national stakeholders and partners, CHSZ- director and staff and LF staff. Work in close and clear collaboration with the Lobby and advocacy plan and the financial regulations of CHSZ.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience required:

  •  A relevant University degree or equivalent in Project Management, public health, or social development studies with knowledge and experience in Lobby and Advocacy Human Rights, or related discipline.
  • Excellent understanding and at least 3 years of proven experience in project management or similar responsibilities. including building a budget, monitoring, and managing expenditures with Previous experience of having compiled financial reports
  • Ready and capable of initiating new Lobby and Advocacy projects as well as facing the challenges that come with the project.
  • Strong leadership coaching and capacity-building skills to be able to motivate the team and drive them to maximum performance to achieve the project goals.
  • Strong representation, communication, and influencing skills to maintain excellent relations with consortium partners, partnering civil society organizations, and other internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience with lobbying & advocacy, youth engagement, societal awareness creation, and social accountability mechanisms
  • Effective communication skills to clearly explain the project goals as well as each member’s tasks, responsibilities, expectations, and feedback.
  • Good decision-maker for the decisions that need to be acted on. Teambuilding skills experience and a proven experience of working with persons with disabilities and familiar with Disability mainstreaming.

How to apply:

 Qualified Candidates (m/w) should submit a motivation letter + CV and other supporting documents in English to CHSZ email, or no later than 20th June 2024 at 4 PM. The application has to be addressed to the National Coordinator of CHSZ.

CHSZ is an equal-opportunity employer. Qualified women and persons with Albinism are strongly encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted applicants will be invited for the interview.

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